On a map, a closed shape defined by a connected sequence of x,y coordinate pairs, where the first and last coordinate pair are the same and all other pairs are unique.

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determine whether a circle intersects a county boundary in postGIS

I'm using PostGIS 2.0.1 and need to determine whether a circle (center + radius) intersects a county boundary (polygon). The query I'm using is this: SELECT DISTINCT(u.id) FROM siteareas_poly sa, ...
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Finding long axis of irregular polygon using ArcGIS Desktop?

I need some help in how to find the long axis of an irregular shaped ellipse using ArcGIS Desktop. I have found the centroid but don't know how to determine the longest distance.
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Sub-dividing a polygon into smaller polygons

In OpenStreetMap data, some large areas are tagged with a residential=yes tag. Actually within this large polygon there are multiple smaller (rectangular) houses (which are actually not drawn as yet). ...
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FME Donut Hole Extractor

I am using FME to fill in some small holes within polygons. I have used DonutHoleExtractor to split these out, however I have found the output via the HOLE port also brings existing 'filled' holes ...
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how do I get the “outer mantle” of a polygon shape file? (without joining all the polygons)

I am interested in finding all the vertices of all polygons which are not on the inside the most outer polygoin that can be formed in a shape file: Here is how I get all the vertices: def ...
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Packing Polygons within polygon

I have a Boolean raster. In the grey areas of the raster I would like to fit a given size polygon within a contiguous extent. Basically, I have an irregular polygon, and i would like to "fit" a ...
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Create new polygon layer based on areas of varying numbers of stacked polygons

I have several species range maps (as polygons) that overlap/stack. From this, I am trying to identify areas of highest biodiversity. Ideally, I'd like to create a new polygon layer, where 1 part is ...
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Merge section polygons in PLSS

I am trying to merge quarter quarter sections of polygons from PLSS into a quarter section. However, I also want it assigned to correct Township/Range/Section while merging. I know I can hand merge ...
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Calculating shape perimeter/area per zone in ArcGis 10

How can I calculate geometrical features of polygon (perimeter and area) per zone (similar to zonal stats for rasters)? I have a square fishnet (approx 20x35, 1 square kilometer each) and I need to ...
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Clip raster to multi raster

I have a raster aerial photo. I have county wide parcel data. I want to clip/screen shot the raster at each individual parcel. Think of this application - a post card with an image of your house ...
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How to smooth/generalize a polygon in qgis

Is it possible to smooth or generalize a polygon in qgis? Ìs there a plugin available like the generalizer-plugin for lines? I could convert my polygons to lines, smooth them and convert them back to ...
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SQLServer generating invalid WKT

I am a GIS novice using SQL 2008, with C# and the NetTopologySuite WKTReader type to work with some geometries. I have some data which I have been able to save into the database but when I read back ...
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How to combine “positive” with “negative” polygons

I have 2 polygone classes (1 and 2). Inside the polygons are holes (white). Now I want to combine them with the polygon in witch the holes are. Understand? Sorry for that bad english... The white ...
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Where can I get neighborhood boundaries?

Besides Zillow's creative-commons licensed neighborhood boundaries shapefiles, what sources of neighborhood boundaries are there? Not just in the US, but all over the world. Free/open source is ...
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Split polygon with holes to get several hole-less polygons

Unlike this thread I actually need to split the polygons into several hole-less polygons. I'm not sure on how to approach to this problem. I have polygons with holes of many diferent shapes, like ...
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How to display only one pie chart for polygon features in QGIS?

I'm working with Qgis on a project and I have a small problem. I have to do some demographic research and therefore I have a .shp file from a given country with 10 districts for example. Now, I know ...
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identify the fraction of raster cells and listing all the cell values in every polygon

In Arcgis 10 I have a netcdf file that maps the fractions of cropland in the world from 1700 to 2007. I extracted the years that i needed as raster layer format (continous data from 0 to 1) and now, ...
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Is it possible to make a routable graph from Polygons?

I would like to know if it is possible to make a graph with pgrouting 1.05 on polygons. What I mean is that I have to make a graph on a database without roads but with polygon geometry. I would like ...
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Accessing coordinates of polygon

I have designed a polygon in a web page and the coordinates are stored in the database of the type polygon. However when I check the database, I find GEOMETRY - 120B under polygon field. What does ...
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How to aggregate points to polygons using ArcGIS Desktop?

I am trying to aggregate my data points to the polygons so that I could find out how many points I actually have in each polygon, and then export the data contained within each polygon to further look ...
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How to remove polygon under other one?

Hi, lets say that green polygon is under red and part of blue with yellow stripes is also under red polygon. how can i make one polygon from every polygons that intersects my main ( red ) polygon ...
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Postgis - Converting 'geometry_dump' data type to a 'geometry' type

I am working with a dataset of property boundaries that has had ST_Union() run on it, thus all the polygons appear as a multi polygon in one row of a table. I would like to separate these out so I get ...
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Merging polygons that intersect by more than a specified amount

I am working with a dataset that contains a subset of property boundaries in a local government area, thus my dataset is made up of several thousand properties but not all are touching. Since it is a ...
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How to color markers based on polygon area?

I have a map with around 317 markers and each marker is the center point of a polygon. The polygonal area varies throughout, so I want to represent the markers in such a way that the polygon with the ...
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How do I convert a Polygon into a single or all Points?

I want to convert polygons into points. I know how it's done in ArcGis and I think this may sound trivial but it's a serious issue :/. I'll appreciate any hints :)
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Changing the scale (generalisation) in ArcGIS 10

I have 2 polygon layers, accordingly 1:10 000 and 1:500 000. I want to generalize the first layer from 1:10 000 to 1:500 000. I tried using Simplify polygon tool, and since these scales relate to ...
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Removing sliver polygons in ArcGIS Desktop?

I unioned 2 layers into 1 layer, and it created sliver polygons. I used the elimination tool to merge them with neighboring polygons. As as result, it merges all sliver polygons to only one polygon ...
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Filling a polygon with lines using Postgis

i need to calculate a specific distance in an area. The distance is calculated from parallel lines in a polygon, And i need to find out how many parallel lines (with x meters distance to each other) ...
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Label inside top left corner of polygons

Does anyone know of a tool or procedure to automatically place a label in the corner of a polygon, rather than at the centroid? I am using Mapinfo and know that I can manually place the label ...
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Output PostGIS geometry data as centroid or polygon depending on zoom level (GeoServer)

This is what I want: when I zoom out, cities of the country should appear as points and at a certain level when I zoom in, I want them to appear as polygons (showing the area of the city and ...
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Selecting polygons with a minimum internal straight line value - ArcGIS 10

I have a map of polygons representing forest stands. I am trying to sort through them to find those polygons that have a minimum internal distance of 200 m in a straight line (my field sampling will ...
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How to make a predetermined Polygon (Circle) From 4 Coordinates, The Radius and Center Longitude and Latitude in Openlayers

I know how to make a predetermined Polygon in Openlayers (see below). Please have a look at http://studio.netnrg.co.za/dev/rnd/blake.loizides/openlayers var feature2 = new ...
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Get Raster Values from a Polygon Overlay in Opensource GIS Solutions

I have two layers. A polygon-shape-layer with many tiles and a raster-layer containing CORINE 2006 land cover with many categories in a colourmap. I want to obtain for each polygon in the shapelayer a ...
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Tiff raster display with polygon layer

Does any body have an idea about why *.tiff images are not displayed when added as raster layer to QGIS after adding a vector layer which has a polygon geometry? SOLVED !! In fact the tiff is ...
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How do I rotate the polygon about an anchor point using python script?

I know there would be no tool in arcpy module as such but mignt have in third party modules. I however tried taking the vertices of the polygon and moving using the below formula. but did not get the ...
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How to get all intersections between two simple polygons in O(n+k)? [closed]

Can someone help with a following problem: report all intersections between two simple polygons in O(n+k) where n - is a total number of polygon edges and k - is number of intersections. As a result - ...
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Openlayers Polygon not visible

I have just recently started playing with mapping but have had limited success. I have been able to create/display markers, but in my current project I am trying to display zipcode areas by creating ...
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How to combine adjacent polygons sharing similar trait into single polygon?

I have a large dataset of habitat classes which I have further simplified down into my own unique classes. However, it resulted in there being habitats adjacent to each other with the same forest ...
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How to Clip a Vector File based on certain Raster Values?

I need to clip a vector file based on certain values of a raster (Slope > 2%). I can´t find a direct way to do it. Trying to vectorize the raster first didn´t work. Is there any tool (ArcGIS or ...
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Generate non-overlapping shapes from a buffer

I have a collection of points, and I need to generate shapes around these points. Let's assume that these points are locations of offices and that the shapes are the 'area of responsibility' around ...
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Getting polygons of all countries and ISO-3166-2 subdivisons

In order to do reverse geocoding lookups to find a country (as ISO-3166-1) and the subdivision (as ISO-3166-2) for given coordinates I am looking for a way to get all polygons of all countries and ...
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How to set polygon opacity on openlayers?

I have some prolems showing polygons in openlayer. I want to divide one city in areas. For the moment I have zona1 and zona2. I took lat and long from google maps so I think they are correct. My ...
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How to digitize from a map with additional detail views?

I have a map with a river that includes islands within it. Some islands have a blown up version (detail views) outside of the river showing land ownership details. I would like to make polygons ...
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Determine which points fall within a 3D polygon and export this subset to a flat file

I am working in ArcMap 10 and will have a 3D representation of a zone of transmission. I would like to determine which GPS points fall within this polygon and then export this subset out to a flat ...
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Is it possible to generate a vector polygon from a polygon on a raster image?

I have a raster map which I have extracted from a government report providing flood extent return frequencies. I want to 'snatch' these flood extent polygons (i.e. convert to vector) and I was ...
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I wanting to reproject the vertices of my polygon. I have been able to achieve this for the bounds but having a bit of trouble with the vertices

I wanting to reproject the vertices of my polygon. I have been able to achieve this for the bounds but having a bit of trouble with the vertices. function onFeatureModified(event) { ...
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Get boundary of raster image as polygon in ArcGIS Desktop?

I have a rectangular raster image in ArcGIS. My question is: how can I produce a polygon which is just the extent of the raster image? That is, I want to have a polygon layer with a single ...
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Unproject Radius with Openlayers with CRS:84 Projection

I have made a Openlayers integrated map that lets you draw a circle, On completion of the circle I have told the map to give me , Bounds, Center Long and Lats, and lastly the radius. My problem is ...
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algorithm for displaying holes in a polygon by translating it into several hole-less polygons?

I'd like to plot polygons with holes on a framework that doesn't support holes. The approach to me seems to be to translate the single polygon into several ones adding up to the whole polygon, leaving ...
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One large polygon or many little ones. What is better regarding performance?

I´m designing a geoprocessing service on ArcGIS Server using several nationwide datasets. Currently I´m preparing some of the datasets and I´m wondering if I should dissolve my polygon layers ...